Monday, August 31st, 2009

You don't know anything about databases and want to get rid of this social stigma? But you don't want to read a 500 pages book about theoretical aspects of relational database management system written by an aged computer science professor who thinks "real life" must be the name of a theater next to the campus? […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

One of the advantages of maintaing a popular project like XAMPP is the immense amount of community feedback you get. In other words: your inbox is a daily challenge. PHP 5.3 incompatibilities are hot topics these days. Here's an Apache related one which hits my inbox on a very regular basis. Variant 1 Apache complains […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Over the last weeks I got many emails from users complaining about problems running their PHP apps on PHP 5.3. Todays example is osCommerce 2.2: Deprecated: Function eregi() is deprecated in /opt/lampp/htdocs/oscommerce/catalog/admin/includes/classes/language.php on line 87 The answer in this case is quite simple: the eregi() function as the whole ereg extension got deprecated with PHP […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Just scanned through the Perl 5.10.1 delta document and found this promising statement: Some support for DTrace has been added. See "DTrace support" in INSTALL. And according INSTALL all you need to do is to add -Dusedtrace to Configure and your Perl will be ready to DTrace. Very cool.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

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